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Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

Agatha Raisin Mysteries

M.C. Beaton

Minotaur Books

Crankier than ever, Agatha Raisin wants to forget that her husband left her to enter a monastery-a turn of affairs more humiliating than when she caught him with a mistress. She feels abandoned, fat, frumpy, and absolutely furious.

What are her options? She takes an island vacation and joins a Pilates class. But what finally lifts her spirits is finding a corpse. The dead girl is a member of Agatha's exercise class, afloat in a rain-swollen river, dressed in a bridal gown, and clutching a wedding bouquet. Agatha's policeman friend Bill Wong suggests she leave this macabre murder to the Worcester CID. Pah! What do they know? Once she enlists the aid of the bachelor mystery writer next door, puts on a disguise, and interviews some likely suspects, Agatha will be her brash, redoubtable self again- unless she becomes the killer's next victim first...
Crankier than ever, Agatha Raisin wants to forget that her husband left her to enter a monastery-a turn of affairs more humiliating than when she caught him with a mistress. She feels abandoned, fat, frumpy, and absolutely furious.

What are her options? She takes an island vacation and joins a Pilates class. But what finally lifts her spirits is finding a corpse. The dead girl is a member of Agatha's exercise class, afloat in a rain-swollen river, dressed in a bridal gown, and clutching a wedding bouquet. Agatha's policeman friend Bill Wong suggests she leave this macabre murder to the Worcester CID. Pah! What do they know? Once she enlists the aid of the bachelor mystery writer next door, puts on a disguise, and interviews some likely suspects, Agatha will be her brash, redoubtable self again- unless she becomes the killer's next victim first...

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Praise for Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

"The Agatha Raisin stories are always well plotted but the real attraction is the quirky characters of Agatha, Sir Charles, and James—fans will be thrilled to catch up with the titanic trio."--RT Book Reviews
 
"Beaton's Agatha Raisin series...just about defines the British cozy."--Booklist

"A true village mystery with a heroine so timely and real, you'll want to meet her at the pub."--St. Petersburg Times

"Funny, breezy, and very enjoyable."--Midwest Book Review

"[Agatha] is a glorious cross between Miss Marple, Auntie Mame, and Lucille Ball, with a tad of pit bull tossed in. She's wonderful."--St. Petersburg Times

"Anyone interested in a few hours' worth of intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand new Agatha Raisin mystery."--Tampa Tribune Times

"Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha."--Chicago Sun-Times

"The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshingly sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likable heroine¿a must for cozy fans."--Booklist

"Anyone interested in¿intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"The Raisin series brings the cozy tradition back to life. God bless the Queen!"--Tulsa World

"[Beaton's] imperfect heroine is an absolute gem!"--Publishers Weekly
"The Agatha Raisin stories are always well plotted but the real attraction is the quirky characters of Agatha, Sir Charles, and James—fans will be thrilled to catch up with the titanic trio."--RT Book Reviews
 
"Beaton's Agatha Raisin series...just about defines the British cozy."--Booklist

"A true village mystery with a heroine so timely and real, you'll want to meet her at the pub."--St. Petersburg Times

"Funny, breezy, and very enjoyable."--Midwest Book Review

"[Agatha] is a glorious cross between Miss Marple, Auntie Mame, and Lucille Ball, with a tad of pit bull tossed in. She's wonderful."--St. Petersburg Times

"Anyone interested in a few hours' worth of intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand new Agatha Raisin mystery."--Tampa Tribune Times

"Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha."--Chicago Sun-Times

"The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshingly sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likable heroine¿a must for cozy fans."--Booklist

"Anyone interested in¿intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"The Raisin series brings the cozy tradition back to life. God bless the Queen!"--Tulsa World

"[Beaton's] imperfect heroine is an absolute gem!"--Publishers Weekly

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  • M.C. Beaton

  • M. C. Beaton has been hailed as “the new Queen of Crime.” She is The New York Times bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, including As the Pig Turns and Busy Body, set in the English Cotswolds, as well as the Hamish Macbeth mysteries set in Scotland. She has also written historical romance novels and an Edwardian mystery series under the name Marion Chesney. Before writing her first novels, Beaton worked as a bookseller, a newspaper reporter, a fashion critic, and a waitress in a greasy spoon. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds. She was selected the British Guest of Honor for the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in 2006.
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